|Our puppy Moose who is now 100 Lbs and drives us all a little nuts!|
Our family has been enjoying a Christmas together full of home made Holiday food, lots of traveling to see new friends, game nights and little to no shopping. Samuel, Marcos and I have been making our presents this year in hopes our family will enjoy them as much as we did creating them! Samuel is incredibly creative and fun to work with! He even vacumns up glitter !
Our sweet son rang the bell for three hours tonight at walmart for the Salvation Army! We did offer to relieve him and do family shifts but that was not an option and he was insistant upon ringing the whole time! We fetched tea and surprised him at the door every few minutes where he stood. We couldnt help giggling at the people attempting to talk to our kiddo in the hussle and bussle. Our Samuel has a deep accent like his new Brazillian papa and the midwestern folks here are always a bit thrown off by it.
We have also been enjoying the strangly warmer than usual weather. Despite the Floridian Mama and Brazilian Papa Samuel has, we will ride bikes in 4o degrees. We will ride for an hour, expect hot chocolate upon arrival home and enjoy watching Samuel go on and on about how cool it was that we could ride in DECEMBER! Please pray for snow soon so we can end this madness! Im just kidding..kinda!
To close this update we would like to say thank you! Your prayers produce the moments we so greatly treasure! God has truly shown us how to learn to forge a strong family through forgiveness, admitting you can learn from each other and laughing when you have no clue what the other person is saying!
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are a tri-lingual experience! Marcos and I are learning so much everyday and enjoying being parents of our young son. We still have so very much to learn! God is so generous to teach all three of us how to be a family daily. To encourage those of you newly home, its a daily process and God will give you the Grace you need. If your on the edge of adoption...we are now the voice of very little experience telling you....it is still awesome! Our son is still a Blessing and we are still leaning on God and He is still providing!
Merry Christmas and may God Bless you this very moment!
More photos soon!